The best Bordeaux Wine and discovery Tours

Written by on June 18, 2019 in Aquitaine, Tours in France

Lush green vineyard with a beautiful castle in the background in Bordeaux

Bordeaux nestles on the edge of a river, surrounded by world famous vineyards in sunny south west France. A 20 year rejuvenation project has left the UNESCO listed neoclassical architecture of the city gleaming and given it a unique air of vibrancy and joie d vivre.

When it comes to visiting Bordeaux, you’re utterly spoiled for things to see and do, especially for wine lovers. Visits to vineyards, wine tastings and picturesque villages in lush countryside await – and with Ophorus Tours you’ll get to see the very best Bordeaux can offer – plus an insider’s view. They also host discovery tours of this elegant city, including by bike, which is enormous fun.

Wine Tours Bordeaux

Rows of vines in the famous vineyards of Bordeaux under a sunny sky

Choose from a range of tours to discover the best and most beautiful vineyards and wine domains.

Whether it’s a half day, whole day or a lot longer explore the vineyards of Bordeaux and enjoy tastings of the world’s finest wines.

View of an ancient church through a rocky archway in the medieval town of Saint-Emilion

Explore the enchanting hilltop village of Saint-Emilion and the vineyards that surround it. Visit Medoc, try biodynamic wines, join a family friendly wine tour, ride through the vineyards in a horse-drawn carriage, indulge in a delicious picnic under the vines, and visit celebrated wine chateaux. There are lots of choices and wine tours to suit every taste – including Grand Cru. You’ll be accompanied by a local, knowledgeable guide and this is what makes these tours so outstanding. It’s not just another tour like all the rest.

Our Ophorus guide made our day special” a couple from New York wrote on TripAdvisor. “No question from our group went unanswered. Her sense of humor and patience were evident throughout our tour and we would not hesitate to recommend both our guide and Ophorus Tours. We also wish to acknowledge Christophe, the owner of the agency, who patiently answered our endless emails and coordinated our tours”. It’s the personal touch, a real person to chat to about the tour that’s best for you, and the knowledge of the guides that make these tours so special.

Ophorus’s Wine Tours take you to the heart of Bordeaux wine and show you its soul.

Bordeaux city tours

An elegant square in Bordeaux with a fountain in the centre and bars and restaurants all around

Explore the historic city of Bordeaux, take a detour to Arcachon Bay, discover the architectural splendours of the UNESCO listed city and the history of Freemasons in Bordeaux – which is home to the one of the largest Masonic temples in the world.

Get under the skin of the real Bordeaux, discover its history spanning 2000 years from Roman ruins to the brand new Cite du Vin museum. From beautiful bridges to great bars, medieval streets and museums, art venues, superb gastronomy and stunning architecture – there’s so much to explore. Soak up the culture, relish the ambiance and see the city through the eyes of those who know it best. You’ll find out its secrets, dazzling sights and of course its wine heritage – with a local guide – you’ll get to explore the city with new eyes.

Find out more about Ophorus Bordeaux Tours here:

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